Edition Michael Procter

Renaissance choral music

Catalogue of editions by the late Michael Procter

Singers around the world will be pleased to know that Edition Michael Procter is available again, following the sad death of Michael Procter in 2012. His large collection of sacred choral music by renaissance composers is a very valuable resource for choirs, churches and music lovers.

There are an estimated 850 pieces in the catalogue (including versions offered in different transpositions), mostly transcribed by Michael from original sources in libraries all over Europe. These will be verified and re-catalogued over the next few years.

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Title Catalogue number Price
Vespers
Magnificat Antiphon
Byrd, William, O admirabile commercium EMP0508 £2.00
SSAB Scoring legend Circumcision of Our Lord (Jan. 1) and Christmastide ISMN M-2056-0508-7
Less well-known Christmas piece with demanding ranges for SSA (or T with top Bflat)
Byrd, William, Solve iubente Deo EMP0527 £2.00
SSATTB Scoring legend St. Peter in Chains (S. Petri ad Vincula)(August 1) ISMN M-2056-0527-8
A magnificent piece, one of the few for 6 voices in the Gradualia associated with the feasts of St Peter. The text is both Magnificat Antiphon at Vespers and Alleluia verse in the Mass. Byrd's print omits almost all the text for obvious political reasons; it has been reconstructed here.
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium I and II EMP0690 £3.50
various Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0690-9
Both settings - for SATB and SAATB - in one booklet.
This item includes:
EMP0570 O sacrum convivium I.
EMP0649 O sacrum convivium II
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium II Show the score EMP0649 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0649-7
This lovely five-part setting is from the Cantiones Sacrae, here presented a tone lower than the original high-clef setting. The text is in the form set as Magnificat Antiphon for the Feast of Corpus Christi, but is also suitable for Communion at any time.
This item is included in:
EMP0690 O sacrum convivium I and II
Alternative version(s):
EMP0774 Alto part in Treble clef
EMP0833 Original-pitch version
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium II Show the score EMP0774 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0774-6
This alternative version, also transposed a tone down from the original, gives the Altus in the treble clef.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0649 Standard edition
EMP0833 Original-pitch version
Croce, Giovanni, O sacrum convivium II EMP0833 £2.00
SAATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0833-10
This lovely five-part setting is from the Cantiones Sacrae, here presented at the original high pitch. The text is in the form set as Magnificat Antiphon for the Feast of Corpus Christi, but is also suitable for Communion at any time.
Alternative version(s):
EMP0774 Alto part in Treble clef
EMP0649 Standard edition
Croce, Giovanni, Sancta Maria succurre miseris Show the score EMP0783 £2.00
SSATB Scoring legend Marian Feasts ISMN M-2056-0783-8
Gabrieli, Andrea, Beatus vir Show the score EMP0551 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Vigils of Martyrs ISMN M-2056-0551-3
Beatus vir is not one of the usual Psalm texts but is verse 12 of the first chapter of the Epistle of St James.
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
newGabrieli, Andrea, Levita Laurentius EMP0352 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend St Lawrence (August 10) ISMN M-2056-0352-6
Gabrieli, Andrea, O rex gloriae EMP0555 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Ascension ISMN M-2056-0555-1
Gabrieli, Andrea, O sacrum convivium EMP0281 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0281-9
Alternative version(s):
EMP0346
Gabrieli, Andrea, O sacrum convivium (transposed down a 4th) Show the score EMP0346 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0346-5
Alternative version(s):
EMP0281
Gabrieli, Andrea, Veni sponsa Christi EMP0556 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins ISMN M-2056-0556-8
This item is included in:
EMP0669 4 motets
Gabrieli, Giovanni, O quam suavis 1597 EMP1287 £3.00
SSAATBaB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1287-10
O quam suavis is one of four 7-voice motets in Gabrieli’s 1597 collection Sacrae Symphoniae. The 6- and 7-voice motets which open the collection are often overlooked in favour of the large-scale pieces which follow, but in fact they represent some of the finest music which Gabrieli left us. This version has octave-Treble clefs for both Alto parts.
Gabrieli, Giovanni, O quam suavis 1597 EMP1288 £3.00
SSAATBaB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1288-7
O quam suavis is one of four 7-voice motets in Gabrieli’s 1597 collection Sacrae Symphoniae. The 6- and 7-voice motets which open the collection are often overlooked in favour of the large-scale pieces which follow, but in fact they represent some of the finest music which Gabrieli left us. This version has Treble clefs for the top 4 voices.
Guggomoos, Gallus, Hodie completi sunt EMP1240 £3.50
SSATB Scoring legend Pentecost (Whitsun) ISMN M-2056-1240-5
One of the pieces from Guggomoos' only surviving print, the Mottecta of 1612. The composer was an organist at the Munich court, and one of the last pupils of Giovanni Gabrieli, where he was a contemporary of Schütz.
Handl, Jakob (Gallus), O Sapientia EMP0470 £2.00
SATBB Scoring legend Advent ISMN M-2056-0470-7
A setting of one of the 'Great O' Antiphons (Dec. 17)
This item is included in:
EMP0574 Two motets for Advent
Hassler, Hans Leo, O sacrum convivium EMP1238 £3.50
SSAATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1238-2
A lovely piece in the unusual 7-voice scoring.
Hassler, Hans Leo, O sacrum convivium EMP1283 £3.00
SSAATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1283-2
A lovely piece in the unusual 7-voice scoring. Up a semitone.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), O quam suavis EMP1087 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1087-6
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is the Magnificat Antiphon at First Vespers of Corpus Christi: O sacrum convivium, which we are publishing simultaneously, is that for Second Vespers.
Ingegneri, Marco Antonio (Marc'Antonio), O sacrum convivium EMP1088 £3.00
SATB SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1088-3
In our continuing series of pieces by this shamefully neglected composer, this is the Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers of Corpus Christi: O quam suavis, which we are publishing simultaneously, is that for First Vespers.
Josquin des Pres, Virgo prudentissima EMP0535 £2.00
MATB Scoring legend Assumption BVM (August 15) ISMN M-2056-0535-3
A setting of the familiar text, which was often attributed to Isaac.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Hodie Christus natus est EMP1032 £2.00
SSMA Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1032-6
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is at the original pitch.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Hodie Christus natus est EMP1033 £2.00
TTBB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1033-3
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is an octave below the original pitch.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Hodie Christus natus est EMP1034 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Christmas ISMN M-2056-1034-10
This simple setting is from a holograph manuscript at S. Giovanni Laterano. Its original cleffing (TrTrMA) is an 'ad aequales' combination allowing for transposition to suit the available forces. Other versions are available for different combinations of voices, this version is a fifth below the original pitch.
Regnart, Jacob, O decus Trebnitiae EMP0544 £3.00
SSATTB Scoring legend St. Hedwig (October 15) ISMN M-2056-0544-5
A splendid piece whose scale indicates something of the esteem in which Hedwig - Patrona Silesiae - was held. She was born daughter of Count Berthold III of Andechs in 1174, married Henry I (The Bearded) and thus became Duchess of Silesia and Poland. She founded with her husband the Cistercian nunners of Trebniz, near Wroclaw (Breslau) to which she retired on the death of her husband and son in 1238. She died there in 1243 and was buried near her husband in the Abbey church where they both still lie.
Ruffo, Vincenzo, O sacrum convivium EMP0747 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0747-10
This beautiful motet by Vincenzo Ruffo is from the first book of 5-voice motets, 1542, which was his first publication. Transposed edition, down a fourth.
Ruffo, Vincenzo, O sarum convivium EMP0546 £2.00
SATTB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-0546-9
This beautiful motet by Vincenzo Ruffo is from the first book of 5-voice motets, 1542, which was his first publication.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Gaudent in coelis EMP1265 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs ISMN M-2056-1265-8
For feasts of several martyrs.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Iste sanctus EMP1264 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Martyrs ISMN M-2056-1264-1
One of the lovely small-scale motets by Victoria.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O quam gloriosum est EMP1225 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend All Saints (November 1) ISMN M-2056-1225-2
One of the best-known of Victoria's small-scale motets, which provided the model for his Missa O quam gloriosum.
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, O sacrum convivium EMP1269 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Corpus Christi ISMN M-2056-1269-6
Victoria, Tomas Luis de, Veni sponsa Christi Show the score EMP0617 £2.00
SATB Scoring legend Feasts of Virgins ISMN M-2056-0617-6
A charming and simple setting of a text from the liturgy of Virgins. As well as a Magnificat Antiphon the piece is suitable as Alleluia at the Mass or as an 'anthem'or motet.